OpenSUSE Multimedia :: No More Sound After Installing Virtualbox ?
Apr 27, 2011
Until yesterday I was living the Linux dream. I had my computer working like a charm but I wanted more and I installed Virtualbox. It asked for some drivers and the kernel source for compiling them. After a reboot VB was working ok but sound was gone.
I've done some tests for solving the problem with no luck:
1. reinstalled all ALSA packages
2. reinstalled all pulseaudio packages
3. reisntalled all phonon packages
4. regenerated /etc/alsa-conf
5. rechecked all sound settings under YAST (volume), everything looks good but there is no sound
6. rechecked all sound settings under System preferences > Multimedia > phonon (gstreamer and xine are installed, gstreamer is the default engine)
7. executed /usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh [url]
8. tried $speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav and other commands from SDB:Audio troubleshooting - openSUSE with this output
In Gnome and XFCE I always have a choppy music playback. The music is never played smoothly. There is always hesitations in the playback, as if the CPU is running on 100% and cannot cope with the system load.
One of the reasons for that is (in my case) Pulseaudio.
Another reason is Gstreamer. When I choose Gstreamer as backend in KDE, I get the same choppy musicplayback as in Gnome or XFCE. With Xine as backend in KDE, everything is fine. So my conclusion is: with Xine, the sound would be fine in Gnome too.
So, I wonder if it is possible to use Xine as backend in Gnome too. Does anyone have experience with running Xine in Gnome and/or XFCE? What do I need to do to set Gnome/XFCE, so that it uses Xine instead of Gstreamer?
Or is there maybe a special setting, I have to apply? In gstreamer-properties I have tried all possible settings, but this didn´t change anything to the quality of sound.
My experience is also: this choppy sound is hardware-independend. It doesn´t matter which hardware I use, the sound is choppy. It is also distro-independend. The sound is choppy in openSUSE (gnome and in KDE with applied Gstreamer backend), in Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora with Gnome, Linux Mint with Gnome.
I currently have vbox 2.0.6 OSE and its been running awesome except I get errors with directx when running 3D apps cause of the video card driver that comes with vbox(at least so far thats I narrowed it down to). So, Im trying to update to 3.2.2 but cant seem to find an easy way to do it. I downloaded the RPM for OpenSUSE 11.1 from Sun's website and when installing it I got errors about files conflicting with the previous version. So I ran a "zypper rm vbox" to remove the current one and then ran the RPM again and it seemed to finish the installation fine, I just cant find it to run it.I currently have the 2.0.6 version installed again just so I can use it... but now am back to trying to get 3.2 installed before looking in another direction.
I installed VirtualBox, and I want to install Vista on it. I just have the copy of vista that came with my computer. I made the back up disks for it, and tried to use them to install it in the virtual box, but it said it was unable to install in that machine.
After that I looked in my windows partition and found the product ID for the vista copy. My question is: Can I download a copy of Vista and then use the product ID of my copy to make the installation in the VirtualBox? Are there any technical or legal reasons not to do this?
I'm trying to install the Virtual Box Guest Addition for my openSUSE 11.3 VM, but I'm having some problems. The Virtual Box manual says I need to install the kernel-default-devel package, so I did that, but it also says :
Make sure that your running kernel (uname -a) and the kernel packages you have installed (rpm -qa kernel*) have the exact same version number. Proceed with the installation as described above.So I ran both commands and here is the output :
edgar@linux-t7uc:/> uname -a Linux linux-t7uc 2.6.34-12-default #1 SMP 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux edgar@linux-t7uc:/> rpm -qa kernel*
the devel packages are version 18.104.22.168-0.7.1 and the kernel is version 2.6.34-12. How do I install the correct version of the kernel-default-devel and kernel-devel package with zypper? I thought maybe the versions could be compatible somehow, so I tried to install the Guest Addition and here's the result :
edgar@linux-t7uc:/media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.0.4_70112> sudo sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run root's password: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.0.4 Guest Additions for Linux.........
I have suse 11.4 installed and I wish to replace the on-board sound chip with an add-on sound card. The following are available at my local shop but they cannot advise whether any will work on Linux Suse 11.4.
Anyone know which of these cards will work on Suse 11.4?
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Asus Xonar DS
I recently bought a set of 2.1 speakers, all is fine. I like to listen to my DAB radio through them. When I boot up, (runlevel 3), sound is there via the mic/line-in jack, but as soon as KDE starts, the sound cuts. I can get it back by:~>alsamixerand then F6 and then scroll to mic, switching to ON and slider up to full and then mic boost up to 65% or so.Can I tell something in KDE to default to mic/line-in on?kmix does not give the full picture I see in other's posts, like here:ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hostingjust a single slider under each tab, like this:
I've been using windows xp (I play chess in the chessbase server) and Ubuntu in dual boot for quite a long time with no problems. My onboard sound worked perfectly in both OS. Then I decide to buy a SB Audigy PCI sound card. It works great in Ubuntu, but there was no sounds in windows. After doing a lot of research, I read that a clean install could solve the problem. I reinstalled windows xp and the sound drivers of the sound card and alas! the sound card worked.
Then I restored grub to access Ubuntu and when I reboot to windows...I got no sounds again. So, my conclusion is that in some way the Ubuntu installation affects the sound card when working in windows. I may return this sound card. The sound card is: Creative Labs SB0570L4 Sound Blaster Audigy SE Sound Card I'm running windows xp 64 bit and ubuntu 9.10 64 bit.
openSUSE 11.2 64bit libxine1 from Packman 00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
Maybe it's just an Amarok2 problem, but whenever another app (for example Konversation) plays a sound file, the audio instantly cuts out (in Amarok2) and will not come back unless I quit Amarok2 and restart it.
Amarok2 has only the options - "HDA ATI SB VT 1708S Analog" or "PulseAudio" (which is NOT installed).
alsa-info here - [URL]
Also I am totally confused by the mixer, it has so many knobs that I am totally lost!
I encountered this on a 10.3 system but there might be similar problem with the 11 series. Having gone through the business of obtaining config info on this card via pnpdump and subsequently using Yast to configure and install it, I encountered a situation whereby the card was fully functional as far as the "Test Sound" option of Yast was concerned. However, after a reboot, it was not loaded and no sound was possible. Debugging the "alsasound" script, I discovered that the directory /proc/asound was not in place at that time and, therefore, sound was not started.
The solution was to add the module name (snd_sbawe) to /etc/sysconfig/kernel to the parameter "MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT". Seems like Yast did not see a reason to do this itself.
I recently installed the x64 rpm of OSS on my Opensuse 11.2 installation (alsa does not have drivers for my lynx card). Sound works beautifully in KDE (login sounds, apps produce sound, etc), EXCEPT for firefox. I can get no sound at all from firefox. I am baffled at why only firefox does not play audio.
System: OpenSuse 11.2 (it is a pretty fresh install) OpenSoundSystem 4.2 KDE 4.4 (updated from factory repos)
I have configured my sound drivers many times. After doing this i am able to listen a sound. But after booting there is necessary to configure them again. So is there a any way for permanent configuration.
I have decided to move my laptop over to openSUSE after a terrible experience with Vista. I have some experience with Ubuntu on a desktop, but I'm a brand new suse user. I installed 11.3 but haven't been able to get any sound out of it.
The laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ45-307tx (more specs at link below) Product Specifications Compaq Presario CQ45-307TX Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (Brazil - English)
Here is the ALSA support url per the instructions in the multimedia sticky [url]
This is not a deal breaker for me, but it is annoying. I'm running 10.04 and have an eVGA GeForce 210 card. I'd like to install the restricted video driver, since watching full screen video is extremely choppy. The problem starts when I install "nVidia version current" (only one available) from the Hardware Drivers. I reboot, and I have no sound. Video works wonderfully! But, no sound. I check, and basically it seems to be indicating that I simply do not have any choices for enabling sound. y sound is onboard from my Gigabyte EP43-UD3L motherboard. I've disabled the video driver, since I would rather have sound with small screen video than no sound at all.
I fresh installed Maverick and had sound for buttons and Rythymbox. After installing flash all sound is gone.I have checked most of the suggested possible causes but have not come up with the reason for this. ALSA info: [URL]
Code: !!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.59 !!Script ran on: Mon Oct 18 00:42:07 UTC 2010 !!Linux Distribution !!------------------ Ubuntu 10.10 l DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.10" !!DMI Information !!--------------- .....
After I've installed an ASUS graphics card (ATI chip) my Ubuntu got no sound at all. My Codec is: VIA VT1708B 8-Ch. I've chosen "Internal Audio Analog Stereo" in Sound Preferences. Windows on the same machine works properly.
I don't have any sound after installing Linuxant ALSA driver. I tried uninstalling it and the hsf driver, didn't help. Reinstalling ALSA didn't help either. Ubuntu doesn't detect my sound card, and aplay doesn't detect my sound card. lspci -v output for sound card:
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1) Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0126 Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and I had the sound on my Toshiba satellite laptop working and everything is fine-except for the built in mic..no response at all, I had to switch to windows whenever I want to use the mic "etc, skype calls"I Googled a little bit and upon this adviseI disabled alsa drivers using the commandssudo update-rc.d -f alsa removesudo update-rc.d -f alsa-utils remove and then downloaded oss debian package and installed it, as the advise said.But the result now is that I have no sound at all !! no mice nor speakers...any clue how to fix this ? how to enable alsa drivers again and return to"speakers working-mic not working ?
Observed on two host systems both with openSUSE 11.3 32 bit using ext4: When a big files, in this case a 1.2 GB and a 1.7 GB is copied from DVD, usb harddrive or shared folder into a Windows 7 32 bit guest system, the copied file is corrupted. The md5sum has changed and until the guest system has been rebooted successive md5sum tests on the same file comes up with various results... After a reboot md5sum tests show consistent results, but a sum different from the original file.
i have recently installed 11.2 with kde.i have problems regarding sound: systemsounds and amarok have sound.vlc has no sound firefox (for instance videos) has no sound.i find it all very confusing, why isn't theire a systemwide configuration for sound. (well it looks their is, but it is not working in all apps)
Somehow I cannot get sound on my newly installed opensuse 11.3, KDE 64 bit..I tried the sound panel and it looks allright. I also followed the multimedia guide an installed packman repositiry and vlc, - i might have done it wrong?
I have an ISO of 13.37, I have selected the ISO as the booting medium in the Virtual Box and I do get uptil the screen where one is supposed to select the source media. Because I am installing from an ISO what option I am supposed to select out of the 6 present there?